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2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Track & Field: Kibwe Johnson, Amber Campbell Win Trials in Hammer Throw

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In case you had stopped for HammerTime, feel free to continue: The Team USA Hammer Throw qualifications, held at Nike World Headquarters, are finished, and six tossers have stamped their tickets to be members of the American delegation.

Kibwe Johnson took the top honor on the men's side, with his fifth toss going a meet-high 74.97 meters. The 2011 Pan American Games gold medal winner fouled on his final toss, but his fifth was good enough for the win. Joining him on the men's delegation is 2008 Olympian A.G. Kruger, whose first toss went 73.93 meters, a figure he couldn't improve on.

Chris Kralle, whose fifth throw went 74.36 meters, finished second, but doesn't have the Olympic "A" standard to qualify for London.

On the women's side, Amber Campbell had the best throw of the day with a fifth toss of 71.80 meters. Campbell, who competed at the 2008 Olympics, set the record for best toss in the history of the U.S. Olympic Trials, breaking a record set four years ago by Jessica Cosby. Cosby, who also holds the record for best throw by an American, earned the third and final spot on the squad with a throw of 70.77 meters while second went to Amanda Bingson with 71.78.

2012 U.S. Hammer Throw Team:

Kibwe Johnson
A.G. Kruger

Amber Campbell
Amanda Bingson
Jessica Cosby


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